2024

February

The doctoral program team held two research data analysis workshops with Dr. Rita Vallentin (European University Viadrina) at the WZB on February 14 and 21, focusing on discussing data from the PhD projects.

Since February 2024, Lianara Dreyer has been in Japan for a research stay. She is collecting data on traditional Japanese carpentry and working as a visiting researcher at Tokyo College, University of Tokyo.

January

On January 31, Nathan Weis took part in the event "Actively shaping the transformation: Berlin-Brandenburg on the way of becoming an Automotive Region 2.0" in Berlin.

On January 25, Nathan Weis presented together with Grzegorz Lechowski (Research Group"Globalisation, Work, Production") at the Gerpisa network conference on "The BEV transition and the evolution of the German industrial model". The international conference took place online.

2023

December

At the request of the Potsdam Chamber of Skilled Crafts, Lianara Dreyer held a presentation on "Skilled Crafts in Transformation: Training for the Digital Era" at the chamber's plenary meeting in Götz, on December 11.

November

On November 29, Dr. Tine Haubner presented her concept of a transversal sociology of work and discussed theoretical and methodological implications with the PhD students of the doctoral program.

From November 20 to 24, Marina Fischer took part in the Oxford|Berlin Autumn School on Open and Reproducible Research at the University of Oxford.

As part of the autumn forum hosted by the Institute of Economic Social Sciences (WSI), Lianara Dreyer participated in the doctoral workshop on November 15 in Berlin. During the workshop, she presented the preliminary outcomes of her dissertation titled "Digitalization in the skilled trades."

On November 8, 2023, Jonas Ferdinand took part in the Brandenburg Social Partner Dialogue meeting of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy, State of Brandenburg.

On November 7, Marina Fischer participated in the workshop on the Diversity Minimal Item Set at the Female Science Talents International Fall Gathering of the Falling Walls Foundation in cooperation with the Center for Responsible Research and Innovation (CeRRI) of the Charité.

On November 1st, Max Wilken presented a chapter of the new book "Public Luxury" at the book presentation at the Rosa-Luxemburg-Foundation.

October

On October 23, Max Wilken presented on the topic "Democratic industrial policy as an alternative regime of transformation" at the Jour Fixe of the research group Digital Mobility and Social Differentiation at the WZB.

September

On September 27, the doctoral college participated in the Labor.a conference of the Hans Böckler Foundation on "How do we shape the 'work of the future'?" at Cafe Moskau in Berlin. Together with other participants and speakers, current developments and perspectives in the economy and the world of work were discussed.

At The Drivery in Berlin, Nathan Weis participated in the 2nd Network Forum of the Regional Transformation Network for the Vehicle and Supplier Industry in Berlin-Brandenburg (ReTraNetz-BB) with stakeholders from the mobility sector on September 20.

On September 20, Dr. Rita Vallentin (European University Viadrina) presented on conversation and discourse analysis as two methods of qualitative social research in more detail at the regular workshop of the doctoral college.

On September 15, Lianara Dreyer attended the annual meeting of the Brandenburg Alliance for Good Work at the state Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labor and Energy in Potsdam. She presented on the topic of "Training and digitization-driven further training in the craft sector."

Jonas Ferdinand also participated in the annual meeting of the Brandenburg Alliance for Good Work at the state Ministry for Economic Affairs, Labor and Energy in Potsdam and presented the research areas of the doctoral program.

Marina Fischer took part in the format "Young Science Meets Politics" on September 14. In a discussion round with Lisa Paus (Federal Minister of Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth), WZB researchers discussed their current projects and key findings.

August

Jonas Ferdinand presented his doctoral project at the WORK 2023 conference in Turku, which took place from August 23 to 25, 2023.

On August 7, Nathan Weis presented at the Jour fixe of the research group Digital Mobility and Social Differentiation (DiMo) at the WZB on the topic "...as if a UFO had landed in the idyll", regional development of the automotive industry of Brandenburg in the context of electromobility.

July

Working meeting of the Doctoral Program with lecture by Dr. Robert Scholz on bord-level codetermination

June

Siavash Valizadeh organizes the visit of Professor Zaad Mahmood of Presidency University Kolkata, who gave a lecture on "Gig Work as Precarious Mobility: contrasting the experiences of global north and south" at the WZB in Berlin on June 20th in Berlin

At the second symposium with the Brandenburg Alliance for Good Work, Max Wilken presented on the topic of "Industrial policy from below? - Transformation Councils as a Concept for the Social-Ecological Transformation in the Automotive Sector", and Nathan Weis on "Regional Development Perspectives in the Automotive Industry in Brandenburg in the context of electromobility". The meeting took place in Potsdam on June 15th, 2023.

Jonas Ferdinand presented his doctoral project at the International conference on Disrupting Technology in Prato on June 11 to 15, 2023.

Marina Fischer contributed to the interdisciplinary conference Zukunft Theater - networking for change as part of the higher education working group with the research project "Zukunftsdelegation - die Theaterschaffenden von morgen über ihr Theater der Zukunft" in Bonn, June 8th to 10th

Lianara Dreyer presented on "Digitalisation in the skilled trades" at the European Planning Studies conference in Volterra (Italy), June 5th to 7th

May

On May 24th,  Jonas Ferdinand participated in a workshop of the Brandenburg Social Partner Dialogue of the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Energy, State of Brandenburg, on a possible "Seal of Good Work".

Lianara Dreyer presented her doctoral project at the Young Scholars Workshop of the German Association for Social Science Labour Market Research (SAMF e. V.) in Dortmund, May 10th to 12th

March

Nathan Weis presented at the Gerpisa Young Researchers Conference on "The creation of the German e-vehicle market – contradictions and coalitions between industrial policy and corporate strategies" in Paris on March 10th, 2023

February

Marina Fischer took part in the symposium "Sexualised violence in artistic training" with a contribution on  "Sexualised violence in artistic training" during the annual conference of the German-speaking Society for Psychotraumatology (DeGPT) in Zurich on June 17th

January

Meeting and discussion with Jutta Allmendinger

Working Meeting of the Doctoral Program with Patrick Droß on data protection

2022

November

Annual retreat

October

Nathan Weis presented his doctoral project "Digital pioneers in peripheral regions. The case of Tesla’s Gigafoctory Berlin-Brandenburg" at the conference "The change of value chains based on Industry 4.0 and Digitization: Industries and locations facing new dynamisms and situations" in Volterra (Italy) from October 19th to 21st

September

Marina Fischer contributed to a symposium on "Sexual violence and abuse of power in art and music schools - the need for an intersectional perspective" on the 52nd Congress of the German Psychological Society (DGPs) in Hildesheim September on September 15th

1st panel discussion "Good Work in Brandenburg - Politics and Science in Dialogue" in the context of digitalisation in Potsdam. Lianara Dreyer presented on the potential of digitalization promoting "Good Work" in the craft sector during this meeting in Potsdam on 16th

Working Meeting of the Doctoral Program with Dr. Laura Menze, Bundesanstalt für Arbeitsschutz und Arbeitsmedizin

June

Marina Fischer presented a working paper on "Sexual harassment and violence among young creatives in Germany: Extent, nature and structural risks" at the Early Career Researchers' Day of the Annual Conference of the European Network on Gender and Violence (ENGV) in Copenhagen on June 8th

May

Working Meeting of the Doctoral Program with Alessandro Blasetti on Open Access

April

Working Meeting of the Doctoral Program with Mathis Fräßdorf on research data management

March

Meeting and discussion with Jutta Allmendinger and academic supervisors

On March 24, the first workshop with the "Brandenburg Alliance for Good Work" took place in a very productive atmosphere. 

Working Meeting of the Doctoral Program with the academic supervisors

2021

November

Workshop on literature management and knowledge organization

August

In a workshop entitled "Good Work in Brandenburg - Politics and Science in Dialogue" on August 16, 2021, the participants of the Alliance for Good Work and our doctoral program, with the participation of WZB President Jutta Allmendinger and Jörg Steinbach, Minister for Economic Affairs, Labor and Energy of the State of Brandenburg, exchanged views on important issues and possibilities for cooperation in the context of the second phase of the doctoral college.

June

The second college begins. It focuses on questions of "Good Work in a Transformative World."

2020

September

Signing of the second cooperation agreement between the Doctoral Program and the Brandenburg Alliance for Good Work by WZB President Jutta Allmendinger and Dietmar Woidke, Minister-President of the federal state of Brandenburg

2019

February

Interdisciplinary PhD conference 'Working on Work' in cooperation with the university Duisburg-Essen.

January

Panel discussion as part of the series 'Achtung: Demokratie' on: Die (un-)gewollten Grenzen der Wissenschaftsfreiheit in Deutschland"

2018

December

"Morgens halb zehn in Deutschland. Arbeitswelten der Zukunft"; A production of the puppet theatre Halle in cooperation with the National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina

November

Panel discussion at the Junge Akademie on 'Good Work in Science' and presentation of the short film on 'Good Work'.

2nd Expert dialogue with the "Brandenburg Alliance for Good Work" on the topic "Diversity in the workforce: challenges and success factors"

October

The doctoral program 'Good Work' invited Eva Derous, Professor at the Department of Personnel Management, Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Ghent, to present a paper in the colloquium of the research unit 'Migration, Integration, Transnationalization'  on: "When your resume is (not) turning you down: Modelling ethnic bias in resume-screening”.

September

The scientists of the doctoral program actively participated in the Labor.A platform of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation. Watch the session "Wie wird Forschung (be-)greifbar?" here (in German).

August

The doctoral program went on its annual retreat to reflect on the last year and plan for the next.

June

The doctoral program took part in the 'Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften', an open day at scientific insitutes in Berlin, by presenting various transfer projects and informing visitors about their PhD research.

The students of the doctoral program also organized a panel discussion in the framework of the WZB discussion series "Achtung! Demokratie" called "Arbeit: der blinde Fleck der Demokratie". You can view the video of the discussion here (in German).

May

Summer School on 'Good work in academia: Scientific, political and societal perspectives'. National and international doctoral students used the opportunity to exchange and discuss the issue in workshops, panel discussions and with keynote speakers over a period.

April

1st Expert dialogue with the "Brandenburg Alliance for Good Work" on the topic "Digitalization in the working world: Participatory company cultures and co-determination".

March

Evaluation of the WZB. The doctoral program is taking part with a presentation of various transfer projects.

January

Workshop for PhD students on 'Labour, Technology and Organization - How do work processes and organizations change in the context of automation and digitalization? to discuss important questions regarding the PhD-projects.

2017

October

Field Days: Trip to the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) in Dortmund to exchange scientific questions with PhD Students of BAuA and to visit the exhibition on German Occupational Safety

Beginning of the cooperation with students of the University of Arts as part of the Visual Society Program.

Start of the seminar on „Gute Arbeit“ at the University of Potsdam.

September

Official beginning of the cooperation with Brandenburger Bündnis für Gute Arbeit

Field Days: Trip to Volkswagen in Wolfsburg, to get information on  modern industrial production and participation of workers.

July

Working Meeting of the Doctoral Program with members of the HBS-Project „Gute Arbeit bei eingeschränkter Gesundheit“ of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

June

Retreat of the Docotral Program at Chorin/Sandkrug

Discussion with Prof. Robert Bosch, Head of the Institute of Work and Qualification at the University of Duisburg-Essen

Attendance of Final Conference of the Expert Commission „Arbeit der Zukunft“ of the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung

„Junge Wissenschaft trifft Politik“: Setareh Radmanesch discussed with Uwe Beckmeyer, Parlamentary State Secretary for Germany's Economy Ministry (BMWi) about chances and risks of the digitalisation of labor. Link to Vimeo here

May

Gute Arbeit Kolloquium: with Dr. Rolf Schmucker, Institute „DGB-Index Gute Arbeit“

Discussion with Martin Urban, CEO Berliner Stadtreinigung

Joint visit of „Junge Wissenschaft trifft Politik“ with Lars Hendrik Röller, Chief Advisor of the Chancellor in economic and financial matters

Attendance of the Career Day at the WZB looking at 'Career Paths after the Dissertation'

Attendance of the Preparation Meeting for the Wissenschaftsjahr 2018 “Zukunft der Arbeit“ at the organisation “Wissenschaft im Dialog“

Meeting with students of Murray State University, Kentucky

March

Celebration of the Kick-Off  of the Doctoral Program

Bas Böttcher, Liebeserklärung an die Arbeit

February

Gute Arbeit Kolloquium: Presentation of PhD Projects

January

Workshop „How to write a good thesis“

Attendance of Webinar: Introduction to Citavi

Presentation of the Unit 'Personnel Development and Research Funding' Information on Career Advancement at the WZB

 

2016

November

Welcome Day for the PhD Students

Gute Arbeit Kolloquium with Christina Schildmann, Scientific Secretary of the Expert Commission “Arbeit der Zukunft“. Hans-Böckler-Stiftung

Joint visit of the event series „Junge Wissenschaft trifft Politik“ with Hermann Gröhe, Federal Minister of Health